Francis Hughes Remembered

May 16, 2011 · Print This Article

Francis Hughes was commemorated in a ceremony in South Derry on Sunday, 15th May. The event was chaired by Sean Kerr who introduced the guest speaker, Sinn Féin MP Martin McGuinness. Martin spoke about Frank’s life, the circumstances that compelled him into making a stand and joining the IRA, his courage in life, his steadfastness during the blanket protest and his death on hunger strike. He also remarked that five out of the ten hunger strikers were from County Derry.

“While the hunger strikers will be remembered for their heroic stand, Thatcher, on the other hand, remains despised for her treatment of not only Irish political prisoners but for what she did to her own people, especially to the English, Welsh and Scottish miners.”



2 Responses to “Francis Hughes Remembered”

  1. Mark Reid on May 23rd, 2011 7:54 pm

    Francis Hughes was a hero. R.I.P.
    Thatcher was evil.
    Good vs. Bad
    The Good of Francis won…
    The evil of Thatcher is something she will have to answer to her God.

  2. Michele Visconti _Naples_ITA on June 29th, 2011 2:28 pm

    Con estremo rispetto e ammirazione nel cuore, lascio ai compagni, amici, parenti e tutti coloro che conobbero Francis, il mio più sentito e orgoglioso saluto. In memoria di chi ha vissuto ed è morto difendendo la libertà di un popolo, di una nazione di una terra, unica ed indivisibile. Per sempre nei nostri cuori.

    With the utmost respect and admiration in my heart, I leave to the comrades, friends, relatives and all those who knew Francis, my most heartfelt greetings and proud. In memory of those who lived and died defending the freedom of a people, a nation of a land, one and indivisible.
    Always in our hearts.

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